French Devotion in the Sainte-Chapelle
Charpentier’s Missa Assumpta est Maria

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Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Missa Assumpta est Maria, H 11


Marc Antoine Charpentier’s final mass setting, Missa Assumpta est Maria, was written at the end of his life when he was Master of Music at the Sainte-Chapelle, King Louis XIV’s royal chapel in Paris. We hear Charpentier at his best and most refined in this work, with tonal language and expressive rhetoric that deliver everything performers admire most about the French Baroque style. It’s the most superb music you’ve never heard!

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Margaret Carpenter Haigh & Amy Nicole Broadbent, sopranos; Sylvia Leith & Andrew Rader, altos; Jacob Perry, Jr. & Matthew Loyal Smith, tenors; Aaron Cain & Ian Pomerantz, baritones; Mark Duer & Edmund Milly, basses

Colin St-Martin & Kathryn Roth, flutes; William Simms, theorbo; Joanna Blendulf, Leslie Nero, Niccolo Seligmann & Amy Domingues, violas da gamba; Jessica Powell Eig, violone; John Walthausen, organ


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